Health
Thursday, April 12th, 2001
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital mental health workshop
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Delaware, will present a "Free" series of workshops focusing on Mental Health, beginning April 19. The two hour workshops will start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Community Room of the hospital.
Mental Health professionals throughout the state will present the workshops. To register for this "Free" series of workshops, contact Nanticoke's Health Education Registration line at 302-629-6611, ext. 2604.
April 19 - "The Internet and You: Finding Accurate Mental Health Information on the Internet." Speaker will be Janis Hunter, Delaware Academy of Medicine. April 26 - "Beyond Stress," Speaker will be Chris Oakbrae, Mental Health Association in Delaware.
May 3 - "Anger Management," Speakers will be Kathleen Naugle, LCSW, Dr. Jeanette M.S. Zaimes, M.D.
May 10 - "Mental Illness: Treat It and Defeat It." Speaker will be Rita Marocco, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill..

Nursing Assistant course
The requirements for the Nursing Assistant program were successfully completed by six students during the Spring Semester I at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. The 150-hour course is designed to teach students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of the licensed nurse in a long-term care facility. Graduates are qualified to take the Nurse Aid Competency Exam for certification. Members of the class under the instruction of Melissa Banks-Sockriter, BSN, RN; and Katherine Rotach, RN, included: Bethany Minnick, Bethany Beach; Angela Campbell, Dagsboro; Nakeita Bockett, Laurel; Nefertiti Jones, Milford; Crystal Walls and Nicole Wooters, Seaford.

CPR certification classes
This spring, Delaware Tech offers certification courses in special CPR techniques as well as its regular schedule of CPR classes. The college is approved by the American hart Association as a community training center. Heartsaver Plus and Pediatric BLS Plus are designed for lay people (daycare providers, lifeguards, charter boat captains, etc.) whose job requires a written evaluation and course completion card for certification of CPR skills. Successful completion of these courses requires a satisfactory score on the written evaluation and demonstration of skills in CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Heartsaver (Adult Only) teaches adult one-rescuer CPR with choking; Heartsaver Adult & Peds teaches adult and pediatric CPR with choking. These courses consist of lecture and skills practice but no test; students receive a two-year course participation card. Heartsaver Plus teaches the same content as the Adult & Peds course plus information about the use of face shields or barrier devices during CPR. Pediatric BLS covers infant/child CPR with choking with emphasis on safe environment and prevention. Includes lecture and skills practice but no test; students receive a two-year course completion card. Pediatric BLS Plus teaches the same content plus information about the use of barrier devices during CPR. For more information about dates, times, and fees, or to learn about other Health Institute courses, contact Corporate & Community Programs at (302) 854-6966.